1996 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Anthony Suau

The New York Times Magazine

01 January, 1995

ALEX, a private security company for anti-terrorist protection during a training in Moscow. Although the company is legal they will, if necessary, organise a razborka, a meeting intended to settle disputes, often violently. Private security companies during training; these companies thrive in Russia. When the free market came to the country, there were no laws to control it. The gap was filled by organized crime, which has its own strict rules. Those who break them have to pay the price.

About the photographer

Anthony Suau

Suau started his career at the Chicago Sun Times in 1976 and later joined the Denver Post. In 1985, he moved to New York City to work for Black Star agency. He was a contract pho...

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